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Crossings- a trip across the Valley

[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]Sidewalk-edge block walls with wrought iron, the lawns encased were withered before the drought, replaced by fruit trees shading dirt; occasional patches of yellowed, bastard bemuda, messy by certain standards; the ones that I was raised by, [/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]Crossing the flats of Pacoima and Arleta, [/FONT][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]I am the alien with my north-European tongue. [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]...[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]What's this?[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]Into North Hollywood, though fortifications are similar, I've entered[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]an Armenia, Inch peshyes... [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]These are not to be to be confused with the descendants of Cillicia, but are the more recent releases from the former Soviet Penitentiary Empire- rugged, ruthless, and medieval, making their Lebanese cousins, a previous wave who are less numerous * ehem*... nervous. [/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]And later, [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]down Ventura, [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]with higher rents, [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]a young buxom[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]bounces with all the right movements checking herself in storefront mirrors. [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]You are beautiful, and [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]so is the moment[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]as "...time to live, time for life.." by Ariel Pink counts and builds [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]its metronome hypnosis [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]on my radio: a sure sign of the greater conspiracy at work. [/FONT][/FONT]
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Music may take liberties while I drive. That which might be rejected is welcomed. [/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]Perhaps it is the trapped condition in your vehicle and the lack of option that allows one to give it a chance and listen to the whole goddamned song before your short-attention span, instant gratification tendency kills it. [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]..,[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]That was a good song. It really didn't start to kick in till after the halfway point, but then it was worth it.

I take as I can, and I receive... Mm. [/FONT][/FONT]

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Almost there, my labors are soon to commence. [/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=.SF UI Display][FONT=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]And so it goes as I journey to earn my daily bread...[/FONT][/FONT]
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Hey, Kev, hope you don't mind, but I put the window down while I rolled to work with you. Sometimes I do that to feel young. You'll probably say it was a bad idea. Hmmm.

Sorry you were raised by a bastard bermuda, pal.

You can roll the window down anytime. Thanks for the company. We spend so much time alone. The commute...

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